The Privateer LMP1 class ByKolles Racing outfit have announced they have retained the services of Simon Trummer and Pierre Kaffer for the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship and 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Swiss driver Trummer raced for the team in all eight events in 2015, while German ace Kaffer joined the team ahead of Le Mans and remained there for the remainder of the season, with the team battling hard with the Rebellion R-One’s in the Privateer class of LMP1.
“I can’t wait to get back in the car again and hopefully follow up the good development of the previous year,” said Trummer, who took two privateer class victories last year alongside Kaffer.
“Our goal was to get more performance from our package and at the same time continue with our high level of reliability. I hope that we have accomplished our mission. If yes, we should have a realistic chance to go for victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and in privateer class of FIA WEC.
“I am happy to have signed for ByKolles Racing again and look forward to the 2016 season.”
Kaffer is happy to be able to continue the development work on the AER-powered CLM P1/01 into 2016, and admits he is proud to be part of such a professional team as ByKolles.
“It’s great to be back with ByKolles Racing and continue our development work on the CLM P1/01,” revealed Kaffer. “Following the successful 2015 season bringing home two wins and another three podiums we are now ready to reap the fruits of our hard work.
“To compete in the world championship with such a strong and professional team means a lot to me.”